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Deeside 2018

The Deeside training camp is based at Templars’ Park, Maryculter on the banks of the River Dee near Aberdeen. The camp is for M/W16’s born in 2002 and M/W15’s born in 2003. The camp will be for around 18 athletes, the final number being determined by the Selectors and the Team Manager.
The camp will run Saturday 4th August – Saturday 11th August 2018
Selections announced

  

Stockholm 2018

The Stockholm training camp is aimed at M/W17’s and is held around the middle of August. Accommodation is at the ‘OK Ravinen’ club hut and because of its proximity to central Stockholm use is made of public transport to training and competition venues. The camp usually accommodates 16-20 athletes.
The camp will run from Tuesday 14th August – Sunday 26th August 2018
Selections announced

  

Lagganlia 2018

The Lagganlia training camp will be based at the Lagganlia OEC near Aviemore. It is aimed at M/W14’s and takes place around the last week in July. There are usually about 24 places for athletes on the camp.
The camp will run Saturday 4th August – Saturday 11th August 2018
Selections now announced

  

SEOA website, PFweb

SEOA has a new website

The South East Orienteering Association has launched a new website, www.seoa.org.uk
There is a full Junior Squad section with news and information.
The site has been built by Paul Frost (www.pfweb.co.uk), who also built this JROS website.

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JROS at JK2018

For a second time JROS was able to have a presence at the JK. This year we were joined by the ‘On the red line’ team (www.ontheredline.org.uk) who have been set up to support the GB Squad and it was therefore a pleasure to welcome members of the GB Squad to our tent, most of whom had attended summer junior coaching tours.

  

Hawkshead camp, Philip Baxter

Volunteer opportunities

The Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) are organising the usual four summer camps for juniors: 14s – 20s. Camps will be held at Lagganlia (near Aviemore), Deeside, Stockholm and Gothenburg. However these camps all run on volunteers and to run these camps successfully we need coaches and staff to help. This is a fantastic way for coaches to gain experience and swap ideas which they can use in their own coaching.
See the availability form for further details

  

What are the Objectives of JROS?

In common with the 12 Regional squads its objectives are;

  • Talent identification, to select those juniors from the regions who are at a level to benefit from further training with like minded individuals and who have the potential to become outstanding orienteers
  • Planning & organisation of a series of training camps which cater for the needs of these talented individuals and to develop all aspects of their orienteering skills; technical, physical, tactical and mental
  • To use the training opportunities to enthuse the athletes with both a sense of fun & purpose by including a social aspect to build a supportive group identity
  • Organisation of supporting coaches, travel, accommodation, funding, safety, parental communication, publicity etc. necessary for the safe and beneficial development of the athletes
  • To work with like minded coaching colleagues for the mutual benefit and development of coaches

How does it seek to meet these objectives?

Since British Orienteering reduced the number of summer training camps for junior orienteers from 4/5 to just 1, JROS has sought to replace these camps and has increased the number they manage from one in 2010 to four in 2012 and has continued to organise and manage four since then.

JROS has, since 2009, also organised a weekend training weekend in the autumn for M/W16’s.

JROS has also organised Coaching Courses in 2015 and 2017 for its volunteer coaches and will seek to host further courses in the future.

‘Getting on tour’ was the most important achievement of the orienteering season when I was a junior. Yes it was nice to do well in events but the summer training tours were what counted.
Why? Quite simple really; it was history, tradition. There were so many stories about previous tours….and the great thing is, it was all true!
The travel, friends, maps, terrain, games, races.

Jon Duncan,
2008, Men’s Relay World Champion

as quoted to The 'O' Foundation (2009)